Olswing Falls at ITA Southeast Regional
Oct. 16, 2003
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Junior Andrew Olswing (Memphis, Tenn./Ridgeway) battled, but fell in three sets to Tennessee Tech's Michele Panzeri, 5-7, 7-5, 6-3.
Olswing got out to a quick 3-0 lead before Panzeri found his rhythm, pulling even at five all. Olswing held his serve for a 6-5 lead, then broke Panzeri's serve to take the first set 7-5.
The second set featured Panzeri running down a lot of Olswing's put-away attempts, with the two exchanging points with the serve until Olswing broke to go up 5-3. But Panzeri answered back with a break of his own to pull to 5-4 and then held his serve through a series of deuce-advantage points to go up 5-5. The Tennessee Tech player then broke Olswing's serve for the second time in the set and the third in the match to go up 6-5 and held serve to take the second set 7-5.
Panzeri kept at Olswing all through the third, breaking Olswing's serve and taking the third set 6-3.
Sophomore Trey Brower (Memphis, Tenn.) evened the Tigers' overall record in the tournament though, picking up an exciting three-set win over UT Martin's Gustavo Anzola. Brower won the first set 6-3 at the Racquet Club, where he participated in the USTA Juniors program since he was a home-schooled student. Anzola answered back with a 6-3 win of his own in the second set, but Brower prevailed in the 6-6 tiebreaker to win the third set and the match 7-6.
Brower now advances to face the winner of the Clarence Boyd (Georgia State) / Dominik Hect (Tennessee Tech) match currently underway.
Also winning their first round matches were Jacksonville's Martin Hehensteiger, Tulane's Patrizio Maucci, Southern Miss' Chris Rea, Kentucky's Alex Hume, Southern Miss' Dylan Mezey, Murray State's Adam Maskill and LSU's Colt Gaston. The second round matches were slated to begin at 1 p.m., but with three first round matches going to three sets, the courts are currently 30-45 minutes behind.
The eight winners of the second round of qualifying matches will qualify for the main draw, which begins action, Friday, at 8:15 a.m. at both the Racquet Club of Memphis and Club Six-50, located on Sycamore View of I-40.